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On Inequality, Power and Discrimination

The Indian Woman

Indian Women: Contemporary Essays edited by Devaki Jain and C P Sujaya; Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 2015; pp xi+235, Rs 335.

The editors, Devaki Jain and C P Sujaya, are both well known as contributors to scholarly analysis of situations and as persistent lobbyists for implementing the constitutional guarantee to women of equal rights.

The present volume has contributions from many eminent scholars, activists, lawyers, journalists and government functionaries. A new addition is a section on Dalit women. The themes of the essays discuss equality, power and discrimination. Intergenerational differences are noted, with present-day feministhistorians asking new questions (Shah 2005; Shah and Sangle 2005).

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